The Tibetan Buddhist monks are world famous, but did you know there is also a group of Tibetan Buddhist nuns? We do now after this gruesome video of a Buddhist nun setting herself on fire (WARNING) in protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet.

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Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

A Tibetan Buddhist nun walks inside the Ganden Jangchup Choeling nunnery in the town of Daofu, Sichuan province November 13, 2011. The nunnery stands hidden from view on an isolated mountain-top in southwestern China, accessible only by a twisting, rocky road. Palden Choetso, the 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun who burned herself to death on a public street an hour's drive away on November 3, 2011, the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet, lived in a mud-brick hut at the nunnery. In China, eleven Tibetan monks and nuns -- some former clergy -- have resorted to the extreme protest since March this year. At least six have been fatal. Picture taken November 13, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

A Tibetan Buddhist nun stands at the Ganden Jangchup Choeling nunnery in the town of Daofu, Sichuan province November 13, 2011. The nunnery stands hidden from view on an isolated mountain-top in southwestern China, accessible only by a twisting, rocky road. Palden Choetso, the 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun who burned herself to death on a public street an hour's drive away on November 3, 2011, the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet, lived in a mud-brick hut at the nunnery. In China, eleven Tibetan monks and nuns -- some former clergy -- have resorted to the extreme protest since March this year. At least six have been fatal. Picture taken November 13, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

A Tibetan Buddhist nun from the Ganden Jangchup Choeling nunnery repairs a mountain road near the town of Daofu, Sichuan province November 13, 2011. The nunnery stands hidden from view on an isolated mountain-top in southwestern China, accessible only by a twisting, rocky road. Palden Choetso, the 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun who burned herself to death on a public street an hour's drive away on November 3, 2011, the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet, lived in a mud-brick hut at the nunnery. In China, eleven Tibetan monks and nuns -- some former clergy -- have resorted to the extreme protest since March this year. At least six have been fatal. Picture taken November 13, 2011.REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

A Tibetan Buddhist nun from the Ganden Jangchup Choeling nunnery takes a break from repairing a mountain road near the town of Daofu, Sichuan province November 13, 2011. The nunnery stands hidden from view on an isolated mountain-top in southwestern China, accessible only by a twisting, rocky road. Palden Choetso, the 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun who burned herself to death on a public street an hour's drive away on November 3, 2011, the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet, lived in a mud-brick hut at the nunnery. In China, eleven Tibetan monks and nuns -- some former clergy -- have resorted to the extreme protest since March this year. At least six have been fatal. Picture taken November 13, 2011.REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

Tibetan Buddhist nuns from the Ganden Jangchup Choeling nunnery take a break from repairing a mountain road near the town of Daofu, Sichuan province November 13, 2011. The nunnery stands hidden from view on an isolated mountain-top in southwestern China, accessible only by a twisting, rocky road. Palden Choetso, the 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun who burned herself to death on a public street an hour's drive away on November 3, 2011, the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet, lived in a mud-brick hut at the nunnery. In China, eleven Tibetan monks and nuns -- some former clergy -- have resorted to the extreme protest since March this year. At least six have been fatal. Picture taken November 13, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

Tibetan Buddhist nuns from the Ganden Jangchup Choeling nunnery walk along a mountain road near the town of Daofu, Sichuan province November 13, 2011. The nunnery stands hidden from view on an isolated mountain-top in southwestern China, accessible only by a twisting, rocky road. Palden Choetso, the 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun who burned herself to death on a public street an hour's drive away on November 3, 2011, the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet, lived in a mud-brick hut at the nunnery. In China, eleven Tibetan monks and nuns -- some former clergy -- have resorted to the extreme protest since March this year. At least six have been fatal. Picture taken November 13, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

A Tibetan Buddhist nun from the Ganden Jangchup Choeling nunnery crosses a bridge near the town of Daofu, Sichuan province November 13, 2011. The nunnery stands hidden from view on an isolated mountain-top in southwestern China, accessible only by a twisting, rocky road. Palden Choetso, the 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun who burned herself to death on a public street an hour's drive away on November 3, 2011, the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet, lived in a mud-brick hut at the nunnery. In China, eleven Tibetan monks and nuns -- some former clergy -- have resorted to the extreme protest since March this year. At least six have been fatal. Picture taken November 13, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

Tibetan Buddhist nuns from the Ganden Jangchup Choeling nunnery take a break from repairing a mountain road near the town of Daofu, Sichuan province November 13, 2011. The nunnery stands hidden from view on an isolated mountain-top in southwestern China, accessible only by a twisting, rocky road. Palden Choetso, the 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun who burned herself to death on a public street an hour's drive away on November 3, 2011, the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet, lived in a mud-brick hut at the nunnery. In China, eleven Tibetan monks and nuns -- some former clergy -- have resorted to the extreme protest since March this year. At least six have been fatal. Picture taken November 13, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

Tibetan Buddhist nuns from the Ganden Jangchup Choeling nunnery walk on a mountain road near the town of Daofu, Sichuan province November 13, 2011. The nunnery stands hidden from view on an isolated mountain-top in southwestern China, accessible only by a twisting, rocky road. Palden Choetso, the 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun who burned herself to death on a public street an hour's drive away on November 3, 2011, the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet, lived in a mud-brick hut at the nunnery. In China, eleven Tibetan monks and nuns -- some former clergy -- have resorted to the extreme protest since March this year. At least six have been fatal. Picture taken November 13, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

Tibetan Buddhist nuns from the Ganden Jangchup Choeling nunnery walk along a mountain road near the town of Daofu, Sichuan province November 13, 2011. The nunnery stands hidden from view on an isolated mountain-top in southwestern China, accessible only by a twisting, rocky road. Palden Choetso, the 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun who burned herself to death on a public street an hour's drive away on November 3, 2011, the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet, lived in a mud-brick hut at the nunnery. In China, eleven Tibetan monks and nuns -- some former clergy -- have resorted to the extreme protest since March this year. At least six have been fatal. Picture taken November 13, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

Tibetan Buddhist nuns from the Ganden Jangchup Choeling repair a mountain road near the town of Daofu, Sichuan province November 13, 2011. The nunnery stands hidden from view on an isolated mountain-top in southwestern China, accessible only by a twisting, rocky road. Palden Choetso, the 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun who burned herself to death on a public street an hour's drive away on November 3, 2011, the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet, lived in a mud-brick hut at the nunnery. In China, eleven Tibetan monks and nuns -- some former clergy -- have resorted to the extreme protest since March this year. At least six have been fatal. Picture taken November 13, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

Tibetan Buddhist nuns from the Ganden Jangchup Choeling nunnery sit on a mountain slope near the town of Daofu, Sichuan province November 13, 2011. The nunnery stands hidden from view on an isolated mountain-top in southwestern China, accessible only by a twisting, rocky road. Palden Choetso, the 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun who burned herself to death on a public street an hour's drive away on November 3, 2011, the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet, lived in a mud-brick hut at the nunnery. In China, eleven Tibetan monks and nuns -- some former clergy -- have resorted to the extreme protest since March this year. At least six have been fatal. Picture taken November 13, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

The Ganden Jangchup Choeling nunnery is seen on a mountain slope near the town of Daofu, Sichuan province November 13, 2011. The nunnery stands hidden from view on an isolated mountain-top in southwestern China, accessible only by a twisting, rocky road. Palden Choetso, the 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun who burned herself to death on a public street an hour's drive away on November 3, 2011, the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet, lived in a mud-brick hut at the nunnery. In China, eleven Tibetan monks and nuns -- some former clergy -- have resorted to the extreme protest since March this year. At least six have been fatal. Picture taken November 13, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

Tibetan Buddhist nuns from the Ganden Jangchup Choeling nunnery walk along a mountain road near the town of Daofu, Sichuan province November 13, 2011. The nunnery stands hidden from view on an isolated mountain-top in southwestern China, accessible only by a twisting, rocky road. Palden Choetso, the 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun who burned herself to death on a public street an hour's drive away on November 3, 2011, the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet, lived in a mud-brick hut at the nunnery. In China, eleven Tibetan monks and nuns -- some former clergy -- have resorted to the extreme protest since March this year. At least six have been fatal. Picture taken November 13, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

Monks stand by the window at the Kirti monastery in Mcleodganj, near the northern Indian hill town of Dharamsala November 9, 2011. Picture taken November 9, 2011. To match CHINA-TIBETANS/INDIA REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

A Tibetan Buddhist nun prays in a monastery in Kangding, Sichuan province November 14, 2011. Palden Choetso, a 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun burned herself to death on a public street an hour's drive away from the Ganden Jangchup Choeling nunnery near Daofu in Sichuan province on November 3, 2011, the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet. In China, eleven Tibetan monks and nuns -- some former clergy -- have resorted to the extreme protest since March this year. At least six have been fatal. Picture taken November 14, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

A Tibetan Buddhist monk walks in a monastery in Kangding, Sichuan province November 14, 2011. Palden Choetso, a 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun burned herself to death on a public street an hour's drive away from the Ganden Jangchup Choeling nunnery near Daofu in Sichuan province on November 3, 2011, the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet. In China, eleven Tibetan monks and nuns -- some former clergy -- have resorted to the extreme protest since March this year. At least six have been fatal. Picture taken November 14, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

A woman prays in a monastery in Kangding, Sichuan province November 14, 2011. Palden Choetso, a 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun burned herself to death on a public street an hour's drive away from the Ganden Jangchup Choeling nunnery near Daofu on November 3, 2011, the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet. In China, eleven Tibetan monks and nuns -- some former clergy -- have resorted to the extreme protest since March this year. At least six have been fatal. Picture taken November 14, 2011.REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

Buddhist monks offer afternoon prayers at a temple in Mcleodganj, near the northern Indian hill town of Dharamsala November 9, 2011. Picture taken November 9, 2011. To match CHINA-TIBETANS/INDIA REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

Women walk along a busy street in Danba, Sichuan province November 14, 2011. Palden Choetso, a 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun burned herself to death on a public street an hour's drive away from the Ganden Jangchup Choeling nunnery near Daofu in Sichuan province on November 3, 2011, the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet. In China, eleven Tibetan monks and nuns -- some former clergy -- have resorted to the extreme protest since March this year. At least six have been fatal. Picture taken November 14, 2011.REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

Tibetan monks pray during a candlelight protest march in New Delhi in this October 20, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma/Files

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

A Tibetan Buddhist monk walks on a street in the town of Daofu, Sichuan province November 14, 2011. Palden Choetso, a 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun burned herself to death on a public street an hour's drive away from the Ganden Jangchup Choeling nunnery near Daofu in Sichuan province on November 3, 2011, the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet. In China, eleven Tibetan monks and nuns -- some former clergy -- have resorted to the extreme protest since March this year. At least six have been fatal. Picture taken November 14, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

A Tibetan Buddhist nun from the Ganden Jangchup Choeling nunnery pauses from repairing a mountain road near the town of Daofu, Sichuan province November 13, 2011. The nunnery stands hidden from view on an isolated mountain-top in southwestern China, accessible only by a twisting, rocky road. Palden Choetso, the 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun who burned herself to death on a public street an hour's drive away on November 3, 2011, the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet, lived in a mud-brick hut at the nunnery. In China, eleven Tibetan monks and nuns -- some former clergy -- have resorted to the extreme protest since March this year. At least six have been fatal. Picture taken November 13, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria